Monday, 10 December 2018
Prague | Prague TV

The City of Prague won in three categories at the second annual Smart Cities for the Future (Chytrá města pro budoucnost). The contest gave awards to municipalities and suppliers of the most significant Smart City and Smart Region projects in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Germany for the year 2018.

National | Business | Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

The Czech spy agency said it is "obvious" that Russia was behind two recent cyberattack campaigns against the Foreign Ministry and the country's diplomats. The agency, known as the BIS, said in its annual report on December 3 that the cyberattacks were part of the most serious wave of cyberespionage to target the Czech Republic.

Prague | Business | Prague Daily Monitor reports that Prague's Eleventh district still does not have a government. Councillors in the borough, which is home to two of the largest housing estates in the country, Chodov and Haje, have been unable to form a governing coalition.

Czech Republic and the EU | Prague Daily Monitor

Vice President of the Confederation of Industry Radek Špicar told Právo on the weekend that leaving the European Union would be suicide for the Czech Republic. Špicar added that EU membership had clearly benefitted the country through investment in transport infrastructure, support for research and development, and the creation of technology and science clusters. Špicar is currently working on a project that explains the benefits of EU membership to citizens and companies.

Prague | Prague TV

Vueling Airlines is launching a direct air link between Václav Havel Airport Prague and Florence Airport next year. The route will be available from Sept. 15, 2019, four times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

National | Business | Radio Prague

Friday saw the visit of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to Prague, where he was meeting his counterpart Andrej Babiš, as well as Czech President Miloš Zeman. Migration, economic interests and V4 collaboration have been the main topics on the agenda.

Politics | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

The latest opinion polls by Kantar CZ for Czech Television show that public support for ANO, the senior partner in the governing coalition, grew stronger in November. It jumped to 32.5%, up 5.5% from October 2018, despite the scandal surrounding Prime Minister Andrej Babis and the Stork's Nest matter.

National | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

The Czech Hydrometeorological Institute issued an extreme ice warning for much of the country from Sunday evening to noon on Monday, flagging the Pardubice, South Moravian, Olomouc and Vysočina regions as the most dangerous.

National | Business | UNIAN

Ukraine's Ambassador to the Czech Republic Yevhen Perebyinis says Czech activists have held a rally in various parts of Prague in support of Ukraine.

National | Prague Daily Monitor

Czech Television reports that 9 people have been admitted to the Regional Hospital in Liberec since Wednesday, with suspected cases of blood poisoning and septic shock. The patients were all operated upon in the same operation theatre and anesthetised with the same device at a private hospital in Frýdlant. While the cause of the episode is yet to be determined, all the patients have been tested, and the results are awaited.

Prague | Radio Prague

Photographer Jeffrey Martin has just released the largest photo of Prague ever taken. Martin, who specialises in panoramic photography, spent three days taking thousands of individual images to create a single image that is 900,000 pixels wide.

National | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčák (nominated by SMER) resigned late on Thursday evening to protest his government's decision not to adopt the United Nations Global Migration Compact.

National | Business | Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

RFE/RL has tracked down the Ukrainian woman who could shed light on a political scandal rocking the Czech Republic.

Prague | Prague TV

The bridge Libeňský most now is likely to be renovated, rather than torn down. The new City Council has decided to loot at different options on how to repair the bridge and will decide on further steps in the spring.

Prague | Prague TV

The Christmas markets in Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square are going green this year, with food and beverages being sold with compostable and biodegradable cups, plates and cutlery.